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Dell Inspiron 531 - Tower - AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors - AMD Sempron processors - RAM: Up to 4GB - DVD±RW - Graphics: GeForce 8300GS Turbocache / 6150 LE graphic GPU - 10 x USB

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      25.01.2009 18:08
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      Ok cheapish computer. 19"

      I bought the Dell Inspiron 531 for just under £400. I suppose depending on what you need is the only way to tell you if this is a good product. Obviously, i own one and i have to say it's not one of my smartest ideas; now, after just 5 months roughly, when i switch it on the bar at the bottom doesn't work (unless I'm extremely lucky) therefore have been left to use alt and the arrows. (I actaully fixed that now but still it's slow at times in general) Even before buying it, i knew that athlon isn't very good in general, they use cheaper material and therefore cost less and i thought, because it has dual core and 1gb of ram that it would still be fine, and even with, i think 160gb of memory, it goes slow and is constantly freezing. I also later learnt that Windows Vista needs bigger ram to run smoothly. So my brother installed Windows 7 which doesn't take up so much space and is better. So I now love that it works quickly and I have the latest Windows. On the other hand, the colours are quite good and it hasn't completely failed me, it is widely useful and even though i don't make it out to be one, it is rather good. Plus, who can turndown an offer that cheap when it also comes with a 19 inch screen, which is MASSIVE (in my opinion). The Dell Inspiron 531 can handle 6 usbs at one time, takes normal memory cards and has easy and accessible jacks for headphones etc. Furthermore it already has Dvd writer capabilty and you can add another disk drive your self. If you understand any of the stuff below. You are a genius. (and sorry i copy and pasted all the specs). lol General MPN: D08517-UK Type: PC Product Form Factor: Tower Width: 17 cm Depth: 43.5 cm Height: 36.2 cm Weight: 12.7 kg Localisation: United Kingdom Processor Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core 64-bit Computing: Yes Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Cache memory Type: L2 Cache Installed Size: 1 MB Cache Per Processor: 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB ) Mainboard Chipset Type: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE / nForce 430 Ram Installed Size: 2 GB / 4 GB (max) Technology: DDR II SDRAM Memory Speed: 667 MHz Memory Specification Compliance: PC2-5300 Form Factor: DIMM 240-pin Configuration Features: 2 x 1 GB Storage controller Type: 1 x Serial ATA - integrated Controller Interface Type: Serial ATA-300 Channel Qty: 4 RAID Level: RAID 1 Storage Hard Drive: 1 x 250 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm Optical storage Type: DVD±RW - Serial ATA Card reader Type: 13 in 1 card reader Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, miniSD, RS-MMC Monitor Monitor Type: DELL SE198WFP - flat panel display - TFT active matrix Diagonal Size: 19" Max Resolution: 1440 x 900 Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.285 mm Response Time: 5 ms Image Brightness: 300 cd/m2 Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 Graphics controller Type: PCI Express x16 - plug-in card Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon X1300 Installed Size: 256 MB Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Max Monitors Supported: 2 Audio output Type: Sound card - integrated Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround Input device Type: Mouse, keyboard Keyboard Keyboard Name: Dell Entry QuietKey Interface: USB Localization and Layout: UK QWERTY Mouse Technology: Optical Technology: USB Features: Scroll Networking Networking: Network adapter - integrated Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet Expansion / connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free): 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H 2 ( 1 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H 1 ( 0 ) x front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H Expansion Slots Total (Free): 4 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin 1 ( 0 ) x PCI Express x16 1 ( 0 ) x processor - Socket AM2 2 ( 2 ) x PCI 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1 Interfaces: 8 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ( 4 in front ) 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 2 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ( 1 in front ) 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ( 1 in front ) 1 x audio - line-out (side surround) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out (rear) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out (centre/subwoofer) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital - 29 pin combined DVI 1 x display / video - S-video output Power Device Type: Power supply Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ) Power Provided: 300 Watt Operating system / software OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - English Software: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Works 8.0 Manufacturer warranty Service & Support: 1 year warranty Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - pick-up and return Environmental parameters Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

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